Legal

Property Rights

HANOI, July 31, 2013 (AFP) – A Vietnamese fish farmer who became a folk hero after he used homemade weapons to resist forced eviction has lost his appeal …

Detentions

JAKARTA, July 27, 2013 (AFP) – Police detained four Indonesians allegedly involved in arranging an Australian-bound refugee boat which sank earlier this …

Anti Migrant

July 19, 2013 (LBO) – Boat people arriving in Australia from countries like Sri Lanka and others may be settled in Papua New Guinea and other developing …

Closed

SYDNEY, July 19, 2013 (AFP) – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Friday announced that no more boatpeople will be resettled in Australia as refugees, with all …

Halted

COLOMBO, July 15, 2013 (AFP) – Sri Lanka has halted a French cultural festival after it screened an internationally-acclaimed local film that the …

Police Probe

July 5, 2013 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s police arrested 12 commandos in connection with the execution-style killing of five students during the …

Magazine Block

July 2, 2013 (AFP) – Sri Lanka has banned the July 1 issue of Time magazine because its cover story on Myanmar’s Buddhist-Muslim clashes could hurt …

Fashionista

June 28, 2013 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s military has released a woman leader of the Tamil Tiger militant group from four years of detention after she …

Media Policy

June 23, 2013 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s president has scrapped a contentious code of conduct for journalists after editors and rights groups condemned it …

Bond Deterrent

June 24, 2013 (LBO) – A pilot scheme to charge a 3,000 sterling immigration bond from visitors in five countries including Sri Lanka will only apply to …

Casino Watch

June 21, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will look into the possibility of setting up a casino regulator, a government minister said responding to a call by a …

Work Practices

June 20, 2013 (LBO) – A minimum age for employment may be raised to 16 years from 14 if proposals in a national policy on youth are adopted, officials …

Freedom

COLOMBO, April 13, 2013 (AFP) – Gunmen opened fire and torched the office of the main Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday, the owner said, …

Agency

Apr 12, 2013 (LBO) – A Sri Lankan legislator has alleged that a public relations firm hired by Sri Lanka to lobby American politicians and others, has …

Justice Call

Mar 08, 2013 (LBO) – The brother of a British tourist murdered while holidaying Sri Lanka in 2011 is calling for justice saying his killers are still …

Shooting

COLOMBO, Feb 16, 2013 (AFP) – Gunmen shot and wounded a Sri Lankan journalist near the capital Colombo, police said Saturday, the latest in a string of …

No Visit

Feb 02, 2013 (LBO) – The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHARI) said visas for a delegation to visit Sri Lanka had been …

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